The Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian Parliament, has approved amendments to the law governing Rosatom, which give the state nuclear corporation’s supervisory board the power to approve the development and financing of nuclear power projects. The law was presented by Alexey Dmitrienko, a member of the Federation Council’s economic policy committee, on 26 December. Rather than having to seek parliamentary approval at the start and also at the various stages of a project, Rosatom will be able to proceed on the authority of the first approval. The new procedure will thus reduce the time and costs involved, but does not change the licensing arrangements for the operation and safety of nuclear power projects.
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